J.W. Anderson Fall 2014 Backstage

Dear Jesus/Santa: yes please.
29th Aug 201412:501,130 notes

Photographed by Nicole Maria Winkler for Grit Spring/Summer 2013

Colour crush

Yeah, so something that shits me massively: I saw this video recently where Madiha Bhatti starts talking about music and the objectification of women in contemporary music, and then hates on Beyoncé for wearing fancy jewellery and not wearing pants/sexualising herself. I mean, while she has some good points about the lyrics of male artists being degrading and dehumanising women, I think she’s got it wrong over female artists who chose to express their sexualtiy. Madiha Bhatti has to know that owning your sexual agency and being a feminist are not mutually exclusive – as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reminded us:

“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.

Why do we all act like women who are keen on equal rights can’t be sexual? Why do we pretend like they aren’t permitted to express their sexual agency? Hell, I think Beyoncé is an example of a woman who says, “I am here. I am strong. I am a business woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am sexual. I am successful. I am independent.” Feminism is about the freedom of choice, and whether you want to wear pants or not, it’s your choice. Let’s not strip her – or any other woman* – of their right to express their many facets. 

Ladies, you can have it all.


it’s so weird that people are shaming Beyonce for being sexual during her performance when literally in the speech in flawless says “We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are." Like how do you miss the point that bad

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Anonymous asked:

You were in a dream of mine. Also in this dream; a house with confusingly too many rooms, and each new room alternated between 'Western' and 'Vietnamese' style. The detail was impressive; walls, furniture, storage spaces, kitchen fitouts, windows, natural light exposure, stairways, everything. I thought it might be an interesting stimulus, and you clearly 'own' rights to it already since you were in it.

Ha, I couldn’t say that I “own” it as it was your mind that thought it – but I think ownership is a strange thing anyway.

I had a dream where nadiaaboulhosn was my girlfriend and we rocked up to a date wearing the same grey tracksuit matchy-matchy sloppy joe and sweatpants, but she looked much better in it than I did. I said I should change into something else but then I didn’t, and then played on the swings until we were late for our flight to Japan.

Tumblr dreamz.

Date night.
29th Aug 201407:521 note

When you’re so tired and you’re scrolling through tumblr and you think, “Ha! Look at that gif!” and then you realise it’s a still image, and you are not okay.

28th Aug 201417:48600 notes


Being an adult is realizing that $5,000 is a lot of money to owe and very little money to own.

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Happy X-Ray/Ultrasound/What-Is-My-Hair-Doing Day!
Anonymous asked:

I love your face!!!!😍

Hehe, thanks pal. I love your kindness! x


"Blood, Sweat, Tears"
Jeanne Marie Wasilisk - 2009

Art thoughts.
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28th Aug 201412:4725,245 notes

"November 19th, 2013,
‘Selfie’ was named the Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary
Pseudo-intellectuals everywhere cried about the ‘death of the English language’
Because God forbid modern colloquial speech be recognised as valid.
Time Magazine refers to ‘millenials’ as the ‘me me me generation’
Selfish, all we care about is personal gratification
Lazy, entitled, shallow narcissists.
A picture of a girl taking a selfie on her phone is used for the cover
Because our selfishness can be summed up in the fact that we like how we look enough to document it.
We are consumed, they tell us, with our self image.
Everything is about us.
With the addition of every word to the dictionary,
‘Hashtag’. ‘Perf’. ‘Sexting’. ‘Totes’. ‘Selfie’,
The ‘me-me-me’ generation continues to make it all about ourselves,
And we should, they tell us, weep,
We should weep because we are entitled,
Because all we care about are selfies and parties and Instagram,
Because this is the generation that will one day run the world,
And for that, we should weep,
Because all we are is ‘me-me-me’.
Let me tell you something.
Every year, university tuition will be 2.3% more expensive for MY GENERATION,
MY GENERATION reports the highest levels of anxiety and depression than ANY other generation,
15% more of US than YOU will go to university,
But 46% of MY GENERATION won’t find a job until over a year after law school,
MY GENERATION, on average, is $47,628 in debt.
58% of girls in MY GENERATION feels like they are the wrong weight,
95% of people with eating disorders are part of MY GENERATION,
And MY GENERATION has a million dollar industry telling us that we are not good enough,
That we are ugly, lazy, and entitled,
And anything we do to be financially successful,
Or less stressed,
Or beautiful, god dammit,
Is in vain.
So pick up your phone,
Pick your favourite filter,
And take a goddamn selfie.
You deserve it for having to grow up in these times."

~   My poem, ‘Hashtag Selfie’ (via zolairo)

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